Emergency room for children in Fort Walton Beach

When your child needs emergency treatment for an injury or illness, trust the experts at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center's pediatric emergency room (ER).

Our pediatric ER is open 24/7 and is separate from our hospital's main ER. In this unit, we focus solely on treating the emergency healthcare needs of infants, children and teens.

Our pediatric ER is the only one of its kind in the Tri-County area of Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa counties.

If you think your child may be experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Bringing your injured or ill child to the ER can be a stressful and frightening experience for both you and your child. At our pediatric ER, we understand this.

Our trained pediatric emergency team is prepared to handle any medical emergency your child faces with expertise and compassion.

Our pediatric ER

Our pediatric ER is designed to meet the unique needs of children and their parents.

Some features include:

  • Pediatric triage
  • Pediatric-friendly rooms
  • Pediatric-friendly beds
  • Separate waiting area for pediatric patients and their parents
  • Specially trained emergency staff

Emergency-trained pediatricians and staff

Our board-certified emergency pediatricians and pediatric emergency nurses provide specialized care in a friendly environment. We treat children of all ages, from infancy to adolescence.

Our pediatric ER staff members are trained to meet the physical and emotional needs of children. This ensures your child experiences the compassionate bedside manner they deserve.

If your child needs to stay in the hospital overnight, they are in expert hands. Our pediatrics program provides access to specialists, and you can stay with your child around the clock.

Our hospital also offers consultation and coordination with subspecialists and other healthcare professionals to provide continuity of care.

Emergency care network

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center's emergency care network makes it convenient for your child to receive emergency treatment close to home. We offer freestanding ERs in Navarre and Destin.

These locations don't have a separate pediatric ER like Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. However, the teams in our freestanding ERs are trained in pediatric emergency care.